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. >> reporter: say the word tabloid here in britain, and people think of "the news of the world." nothing would stop it in pursuit of a sensational headline. not human decency, not even breaking the law. >> we've always had in britain a vivid tabloid culture. irreverent. but in the last two to three decades, that has descended beyond the gutter into the sewer. and that has happened at the same time as mr. rupert murdoch entered the british newspaper market. mr. murdoch, in my view, has debased and debotched british public life. >> forgive the individual by all means. but you can't forget it. >> reporter: that is media tycoon rupert murdoch. he bought the legendary london tabloid 42 years ago, and with its staggering profits, built a global media empire. in the u.s., murdoch owns fox news, "the wall street journal," "the new york post" and a lot more. he is even bigger here in britain, where he owns a major tv network and almost 40% of the newspapers sold, including "the news of the world." this week, that paper found itself at the center of a scandal so big, so rotten, that despite its massive
. >> just ahead, in london, britain prime minister defends his record and his staff after hugh granted wins a legal victory involving a tabloid. >> up next, you'll never believe what a new survey uncovered about disabled parking placards ??????????z >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >>> investor carl icahn is raising his offer for clorox. it's now $10.7 billion or $80 a share that is more than his initial bid. the first bid was rejected a couple days ago. i con says he believes shareholders should decide whether to accept the offer. clorox acknowledged they got an offer and reviewing it. >> the department of motor vehicles says 60,000 of more than 2 million disabled parking placards may be sent to dead people. they conduct records every two years and it misses many of those people. overall one-third placards are being used illegally. >>> the latest rounds of debt talks are set to begin at the nation's capital in less than an hour. president obama has called democrats to the white house in talks about raising the debt ceiling. they would not say why republicans weren
become britain's answer to watergate. but this time, the bad guys are the newspaper men and women. hacking the phones not just of princes of the realm but also a 13-year-old murder victim, just to get a scoop. they allegedly did it with the help of corrupt police officers on the company payroll. already britain's top two policemen have resigned. now, the prime minister is in the cross hairs. david cameron is on the hot seat tomorrow. but today the focus was on the patriarch and his younger son, james. >> james and i would like to say how sorry we are for what has happened. >> reporter: both expressed regret. >> invading people's privacy by listening to their voicemail is wrong. paying police e ficers for information is wrong. >> it's a matter of great regret of mine, my father's and everyone at news corp. ration. >> reporter: they blamed news executives and reporters lower down the corp rate food chain. >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> reporter: among murdoch's most trusted employees, his own children, who ran multimillion dollar ch
. fox news. "the wall street journal." 200 newspapers around the world. here in britain, he dominates the media landscape. but this has been a bruising week for rupert murdoch. >> there is a firestorm that's engulfing parts of the media, parts of the police, and, indeed, our political system's ability to respond. >> reporter: it's been one stunning revelation after another. murdoch's headline hungry reporters allegedly hacking cell phones of murdered children. victims of terror attacks. even bribing the queen's security officers. and this, allegations that reporters hacked the voice mails of 9/11 victims in new york. prompting calls today for a justice department inquiry. >> it would be, you know, in my mind, probably the most invasive and perverse use of a victim's information in the final moments of their lives. >> reporter: none of this is a surprise to actor hugh grant, a long-time target of the tabloid. today, he talked with "nightline" about how he waged his own covert operation and turned the tables on the tabloids. when did you first get a sense that they were listening in on
of its own outside of britain, then people may watch fox stations less. they may read news corporation's newspapers less often. that could have lasting repercussions. >> reporter: another former editor of "the news of the world," is rebekah brooks, now murdoch's editor in britain. she still has her job, despite calls for a dismissal. she said the paper had to be killed quickly. >> eventually, it will c ce out, why things went wrong and who was responsible. and that will be -- that will be another very, very difficult moment in this company's history. >> reporter: with a comment like that, it is clear the scandal will not be dying with the paper. it's fair to say there's a lot of reporters, managers, politicians and police, wondering if and when they will be facing criminal charges. david? >> jeffrey kofman in london. jeffffy, thank you. >>> while the closing of that british newspaper is the headline dominating the news in london, it's a part of britain making headlines here. the future king and queen are in this country. british royalty meeting hollywood royalty tonight. prince william
in germany. deborah roberts is there. >>> the bombshell from britain. breaking news. the head of scotland yard resigns and it comes after another stunning arrest. rupert murdodo's protege this time. the woman who just days ago was trying to hold onto her job. where will the dominos end? >>> the heat wave. the dangerous heat spreading across the nation. more than three dozen states now on alert tonight. it's going to be a stifling week ahead. >>> home free? casey anthony out of prison tonight. a smile from the mother, but this is what she heard in return. >> caylee! caylee! >>> and, happy birthday. on the eve of nelson mandela's 93rd birthday tonight, we're one on one with the typist who is still his treasured friend. why that first meeting, what he told her and how he said it, changed her forever. >>> good evening. we begininhis sunday night with that dramatic ending. the u.s. versus japan in the final moments of women's world cup soccer in germany. it was a tense, hard-fought battle, so evenly matched.d. the u.s. playing for its third world title. japan, carrying the hopes of a nation th
an earthquake, sending tremors to the highest levels of power in britain. the people of this country shocked to learn that for the last 30 years murdoch and his executives have been dictating policy to the politicians and the police. the murdochs certainly have the ear of britain's prime minister. in 15 months, david cameron has had 26 meetings with murdoch executives. more than twice the number of meetings he's had with any other news organizations. how w werful was rupert murdoch here in britain? >> immensely powerful. the view of every prime minister for the last 30 years s that no one can get elected without the blessing of the patriarch. >> reporter: it is now not clear that either murdoch can survive this crisis. news corporation shares have tumbled. if the company faces criminal charges, it could be forced to unload some of its most lucrative holdings in the u.s., including fox tv. this really is a dynasty on the brink. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >>> and coming up, the retirement revolution. one american city drawing boomers faster than any other. mine was earned over the sout
: but "the news of the world" w w, which is why the famous and the powerful in britain have feared and loathed the tabloid for years. case in point? remember when sarah ferguson was caught selling access to prince andrew? >> 500,000 pounds when you can, to me -- open doors. reporter: and this headline. when prince harry angered his girlfrfrnd by visiting a strip club. how did the paper know? they eavesdropped on the prince's voicemail. >> you have to get the story at all costs. you go and do anything. >> reporter: even breaking the law? >> absolutely breaking the law. >> reporter: at least symbolically here in britain, it is the queen that prime ministers report to. what this scandal, suppressed for so long, is revealing is that rupert murdoch is the one who's really had their ear. every prime minister here for the last 30 years has needed the endorsement of murdoch and his media empire to win election. >> i think it's reasonable for any of us to observe that the murdoch corporation has too much power. >> reporter: outside "the news of the world" offices today, some celebrated the
news" gets answers. >>> the royal repeat. in britain, they're celebratatg the second royal wedding of the year. this time, will and kate try not to steal the spotlight. but remember all those hats? they're back. >>> and check out this big thank you. an amazing moment off the coast. how a humpback whale, whose life was saved by a group of researchers, repaid the favor. >>> good evening. i'm dan harris. david muir is on assignment tonight in africa. we'll go to him in just a moment. but we want to start in washington, where tonight, we're seeing something highly unusual. hope. there was a real change of tone today in the debt debate. now, we should say, the hope now, we should say, the hope we're seeing tonight is still very tentative and very fragile. but with the clock ticking down, and there it is, three days left. some of the major players in this game are starting to sound like they might finally be getting down to business to break the impasse. abc's senior political correspondent, jon karl, has been on this story every step of the way. and he leads us off, once again, tonight.
shelves. >> and growing hacking scandal in britain. it grows to include more newspapers. >> also san jose prepares to cut a lot of jobs at cisco. >> and goats? these are cows, battle over four-legged firefighters and what it may cost neighbors in an east bay community. i'm laura, and this is my cvs. i just transferred a prescription to cvs because they have care 1on1. it's where the pharmacist stops and talks to me about safety and saving money with generic prescriptions. laura, let's talk about possible side effects. it's all about me. love that. get care 1on1 and talk savings, safety, and side effects when you transfer or fill a new, ongoing prescription. i'm laura, and this is my cvs. it's all mine. >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >>> the phone hacking scandal in britain involved with newspapers owned by rupert murdoch is spreading. gordon brown accused of newspapers of employing criminals to obtain confidential information about his family and others. before brown took office in 2006 he and his wife discovered their infant had cystic fibrosis. the newspaper
scandal shaking britain and threatening rupert murdock's media empire. >> announcer: live f fm the newseum in washington, "this week" with christiane amanpour starts right now.. >>> welcome to the program, lots to get to today. but first some major news in the high-stakes negotiations over raising the debt ceiling. late last night house speaker john boehner abruptly reversed course and abandoned the debt efefrt to strike a sweeping $4 trillion debt reduction deal with president obama. boehner is pushing for a scaled package, a move that received stiff oh position from the democrats, all of this hours before the speaker and president meet face-to-face a new round of talks. abc's jonathan karl joins us with more. where do things stand heading into tonight's meeting. >> reporter: a compromise that would have dealt with the debt crisis is dead but there's major negotiation to be done. le federal government is three week as way of hitting the limit how much money it's allowed to borrow. even without the profit spekt of crafting this big, grand compromise, the president and and congressional lea
's shutting down a tabloid in britain. they will publish the last edition on sunday and 1200 people will be laid off. they are accused of hacking a cellphone of missing girl who was laid found dead. it's accused of deleting some of those messages and interfered with the police investigation into her murder. the paper has admitted to hacking the phone in the past to get stories. police are examining more than 4,000 names of people who might have been targeted by the paper. >> we'll be right back. >>> coming up at 4:00 and 5:00, this man was desperate for a kidney transplant and he found a donor through a last ditch facebook campaign and toxic mercury engs possible you are florescent lights may be worst than first thought. >>> i think the inland areas will see the cooling that everybody has been missing out and concord dropped 11 degrees. probably tomorrow, better bet to turn air-conditioners off and temperatures are running by the weekend in the mid-80s, mid-70s around the bay and notice the koit coast that never warmed up, you'll be in the upper 50s, saturday and sunday for the cool
an investigation in britain in a scandal that has rocked rupert murdoch's media empire. his top deputy followed a resignation. tomorrow murdoch and his son james and british chief executive will all testify before parliament. his newspaper is accused of hack go into the phones of celebrities, politicians and other journalists as well as 13-year-old murder victim. >>> the florida woman acquitted of killing her daughter is out of prison and the plane she may have been in touched down to the bay area but nobody knows whether she was on the plane or where she is right now. >> reporter: where is casey anthony? last seen a hurried exit out of jail, her attorneys aren't revealing anything even when pressed during an interview. >> is she or has she left florida? >> i can't disclose anything like that. >> this plane could solve the miss you industry. three hours after she was released it took off from orlando and happens to be registered to one of anthony's attorneys. whether she was a passenger or the plane was nearly a decoy to confuse the media it landed in arizona 3:00 a.m. one thing is effort is, a
newspapers over in britain this morning saying he's sorry that his reporters hacked into the phones of everyone from politicians to murder victims. we are looking this morning at a business titan humbled, and it is likely to get even more difficult. >> he already withdrew his bid to take over bskyb, one of the largest broadcasters in britain. the question is, is that enough to save face for rupert murdoch? >>> also, a showbiz shock they are morning. superstar jennifer lopez and her husband of seven years, marc anthony, are calling it quits. what's behind the breakup of what looked like one of hollywood's happiest couples? we'll have the latest on that. >> third marriage for her, and they did seem pretty happy singing those duets together. >> beautiful twins. >> yeah, too bad. >>> also coming up, we all know the workplace can be a jungle, but t re's a question for you. how is your boss like a baboon? i'm sure you can think of a few ways, but there is this morning a new study, actual science that says baboons can give us an insight into why being the boss may not be so great. >> it's
is three years behind schedule. >>> britain's prince william and his wife kate are on canada's east coast right now. they received a warm welcome on prince edward island. the latest stop on their north american tour. the reaction was a little bit more mixed as the royals toured quebec city in the french-speaking part of canada. more now on this from the bbc's nicholas witchell. >> reporter: a sunday morning arrival into quebec aboard a royal canadian navy frigate. this being the heart of french-speaking canada, a church service aboard ship with hymns in french. tricky. ♪ >> reporter: the center of the city was under tight control by police. anti-monarchist protesters were being challenged in the main square and being escorted away. if there was any argument, they were arrested. in the end a group of several hundred demonstrators were allocated an area some distance away. william and kate came to the city hall. the welcome from those in the square was unquestionably warm. this, of course, is a place where speaking in french really matters. [ speaking french ]
's still unclear whether his attorney will seek an insanity defense. >>> britain's best-selling tabloid is accused of sinking to a new low. it's at the center of a growing phone hacking scandal whose targets allegedly include murder victims, terror victims, celebrities and politicians. abc's jeffrey kofman has the latest from london. >> reporter: just how low would they go? that's the question being asked about a scandal at britain's biggest newspaper, the racy tabloid "news of the world." the paper has admitted hacking the phones of celebrities but it is now accused of hacking the cell phone of missing 13-year-old millie dowler in 2002, deleleng messages and giving her parents and police false hopes that the girl was still alive. when lonondon was hit with terrorist bombs in the 2005 that killed 52 people, the "news of the world" allegedly hacked the phones of victims and their families in pursuit of yet more exclusives. >> it's a violation, isn't it. i still don't know what i think about it. other than, i'm really angry >> reporter: the paper is the profitable
an earthquake sending tremors to the highest levels of power in britain. the people of this country shocked to learn that for the last 30 years murdoch and his executives have been dictating policy to the politicians and the police. the murdochs certainly had the here of britain's prime minister. in 15 months david cameron has had 26 meetings with murdoch executives, more than twice the meeting he's had with any other news organization. >> the view of every prime minister for the last 30 years is that no one can get elected without the blessing of the patriarch. >> reporter: it's not clear if either can survive this crisis. news corporation's shares have tumbled. if they face criminal charges, it could be forced to unload some of its most lucrative holdings in the u.s. including fox tv. this is really a dynasty on the brink. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >> murdoch's london newspapers were infiltrated by hackers last night. vivitors were directed to a story claiming that murdoch had been found dead in the garden of his home after taking poison. the hacking group had promised to quit its
plan to take 100% control of britain's b-sky-b satellite network. this scandal has highlighted what many in britain consider a near monopoly by murdoch companies. 40% of the papers sold in this country including the fabled "times" and "sunday times" are owned by murdoch companies. his holdings stretch around the world. in the u.s., he owns two of the most influential newspapers, book publishing, "avatar," his. 20th century fox. fox news and, yes, fox tv, owner of "the simpsons." >> i own 60% of that. >> all right, break it up, boys. >> i suppose you don't like tabloid newspapers, either. >> reporter: news corporation, the company he controls, is headquarteted in new york. his challenge now is to keep the taint that's poisoned his british holdings from infecting his holdings around the world. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >>> we're going to turn now to the brits making headlines here. prince william and his new wife kate. they are on their way back to london tonight after a whirlwind weekend in california. they are now cleaning up the royal red carpet. abc's bob woodruff followed
a silent movie. >>> we are sorry. those three words across every one of his newspapers in britain today. rupert murdoch apologizes after his reporters hacked into people's voicemail. were 9/11 families among them? and tonight, what he tried to avoid, now coming. >>> the ultimate soccer mom. the captain of the u.s. women's soccer team on the eve of their historic final. tonight, her own home team advantage. those two, smiling, little faces. >>> and harry potter, before he was harry potter. with the final movie out, we look back at what he did at 11 years old, the moment he learned he beat out thousands. >>> good evening. and it's great to have you with us on this saturday night. and if you're watching this from the center o othis country, we hope you have a fan or an air conditioner. it is a sweltering night. and the first of many. 13 states are under heat warnings tonight, from texas and louisiana in the south, all the way up to the canadian border. take a look at these temperatures. the heat and humidity, making it feel well over 100 degrees in so many cities and towns. omaha, nebraska
and raise the age on social security. >> and a strange new turn of events in britain's phone-hacking scandal. the reporter who blew the whistle on it has been found dead. >> live from phoenix, there is a dust storm, another one rolling through the desert. we'll have latest on that as the news at 6:00 continues. >>> good evening, again, we'll start in washington. president obama and congressional leaders met again today hoping to strike a deal on raising america's debt limit. two sides failed to reach an agreement yet again but the president entered a discussion saying progress is being made as the white house tries to set an optimistic tone. >> unique opportunity is presenting itself here for the united states to do something historic, working together, democrats and republicans. to... significantly reduce our deficit. get debt under control. >> the republican senator is now offering up his own plan and says would slash $9 trillion it would also raise the age for collecting social security benefits to 70. >> this fact is that politicians desire for a career get in the way of doing what is be
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're not without a big price tag. britain's royal family cost taxpayer almost $52 million last year. that's 5% less than the year before. the government shaved costs by deferring maintenance on the royal palaces. shaved a lot of maintenance apparently. >> yeah. when we come back, the jury in the casey anthony murder trial will have their first full day of deliberations tuesday. >>> and also the mexican prisoner who tried to make a not so great escape. ♪ there's another way to minimize litter box odor: purina tidy cats. tidy cats premium line of litters now works harder to help neutralize odors in multiple-cat homes. and our improved formula also helps eliminate dust. so it's easier than ever to keep your house smelling just the way you want it. purina tidy cats. keep your home smelling like home. i'm more active, i eat right, i'm making changes to support my metabolism. and i switched to one a day women's active metabolism, a complete women's multivitamin, plus more -- for metabolism support. and that's a change i feel good about. [ female announcer ] from one a day. thankfully, there's new crest
been reagan's 100th birthday. >> britain's prince william put his military training to the test today. he performed several water landings before crowds in canada. he is a royal air force helicopter pilot and he requested the simulated landing procedure as part 6 his visit. the duke and duchess toured prince edward island and they will take part in a dragon boat race. the will couple will visit los angeles on friday. >> we'll be right back. you can see >> today at 4:00 and 5:00 on abc news, they are common mistakes and cause over injuries. michael finney shows us what you should never do when mowing the lawn and a new study suggested environmental factors could play a role in autism. these stories and more at 4:00 and 5:00. from all of us here, thanks for joining us. beth! hi. looking good! you've lost some weight. thanks! you noticed! you know these clothes are too big now, so i'm donating them. nogoing back the again. good for you! how'd you do i eating right, whole grain. whole grain? whole grain. [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those
here in the east bay. >> the force is not always with george lucas. britain's supreme court dealt a blow to lucas's company. trying to stop a prop designer from making and selling the iconic star wars storm trooper helmets. the designer now sells replicas over the internet. the court ruled they were props and therefore, could be replicated. however, the court did uphold u.s. copy right laws and ruled they cannot be sold here. >> and coming up on the news at 5:00, bad rap on the debt ceiling showdown turns into a real rap. catch the beat as we continue. ♪ ♪ free access to chase atm's wherever you are. that's a step forward. chase customers can avoid atm fees with over 16,000 nationwide. take a step forward and chase what matters. >>> coming up at 6:00 we'll have more on alex trabek's suspected hotel room intruder who. she is, what police say went down in that hallway. >> also, the campaign to get san francisco's ed lee to run for mayor. he would be the front runner but also a target. and cutting adult day care in california. pardon me, we'll follow up with a blogger taking a l
of religion in britain. it's growing. some say there's a quarter of a million follower. so many that british police issued guidelines for officers should they stumpble upon something like this. >> some ceremonies inclaude a blindfolded naked partitipant whose hands may be bound. this is in accordance with ritual and has the full consent of the participant. does that happen? >> that relates to one particular ritual which you could find in some groups. it's an initiation rite is what it is. they're going through a death into a rebirth. >> reporter: simon was reborn 11 years ago. his wife used to be involved too. but they've got a kid now and sometimes it's hard to find a sitter. this is a large, large part of your life. >> yes. >> i ask that i may receive the blessing of the element of water. >> reporter: okay so what is paganism? well, it's prechristian. basically, it's the worship of the land, animals, spirits and ancient gods. >> more and more people are getting involved in it. >> reporter: why? >> i think because it gives them something back which modern day society doesn't give you. >> th
on sunday, july 17th at golden gate park. call them or visit aidz walk.net. >> thanks, mike. >> britain's prince william and catherine will arrive in los angeles for a three-day visit. the governor and his wife will greet them at the airport. earlier in the day they launched the calgary stampede. this is the last day of their visit in canada. the pair sporting a white cowboy hat. stampede is an annual event. >> friday's perfect pet. >> mike nicco will introduce us sure, pulling the mold, ldntew, and grime from out of the porous caverns of grout takes the right tools, but it also takes a gentle, caring touch. before you can deep clean, you learn to get a feel for its trouble spots. and hey, if you can't listen to grout, you can't truly know its wants...its needs...its dreams. ♪call 1-800-steemer. sweetie i think you need a little extra fiber in your diet. fiber makes me sad. oh common. i dare you to taste one hint of ber in fiber one. oh, i'd be able to tell. why don't i just eat this bag? and how can you talk to me about fiber you enjoy that. i am. [ male announcer ] fiber beyond reco
with more than two dozen people today. >>> britain's royal couple is making a splash in day two of their first overseas trip to canada. they greeted hundreds of spectators in ottawa. the duke and duchess watched 25 people become canadian citizens today. they handed out flags to the new citizens and joined them with their families making an already special day even more unforgettable for the new citizens. catherine was wearing a cream dress and red hat and queen's maple leaf roots. >> and prince albert got married in a civil ceremony to charlene woodstock a former olympic swimmer. the couple dismissed rumors and she tried to run away after rumors that he had a third legitimate child. >> the flags that catherine gave outer today, we better not see any on ebay. >> it was the weather to match the hats. i thought you would have noticed that. >> we'll be seeing a lot of grays and reds. >> show you what is going on right now. vollmer peak down on oakland. wouldn't be nice if there was baseball stadium in this picture. not that i'm advocating one for downtown oakland, but let's move on.
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a couple cars backed up at the tolls. >> time is just about 4:41. >> the phone hacking scandal in britain comes closer than ever to rupert murdoch. the resignation that is front page news this morning. and study on drivers have researchers doing a double take over the results. grandma and grandpa versus mom and dad when kids are in the back seat. >>> welcome back. it's now 4:43. monday morning and now time to get back to work. it looks like a nice day. as far as traffic goes, update on embarcadero and talk to sue hall about that. >>> more news. bbc says rebecca brooks will testify tomorrow in front of a committee examining the phone hacking scandal. lawmakers are expected to grill rupert murdoch. it has led to another resignation and arrest. london's police chief quit yesterday what was linked to the news of the world editor that was arrested in the scandal. brooks was arrested and realized on bail after 12 hours in police custody. >> there is no way where reporter can come in page 1 story, how did you get that story? >> brooks is to be arrested into murdoch's papers. they are accused of
britain and the u.s. announced their recognition of sudan as a sovereign nation. >> on behalf of president obama, my fellow delegates the united states government and the american people, we warmly welcome the republic of south sudan into the community of sovereign nations. >> black african tribes of south sudan and the mostly aired north sudanese have battled for nearly five decades. it culminated in 2005, a deal led to today's independent declaration. >>> investigators are trying to figure out what went wrong after a stunt misfired at a rihanna concert. many ever the audience took cellphone video when a fire broke out above the stage at the rihanna concert last night in dallas. there were no injuries reported. but some fans were upset that the concert ended early. >>> well, a whirlwind weekend for the royal couple in southern california. prince william gets in on the game and raises some serious cash. a look ahead. >>> and a cool down is coming. [ male announcer ] bring home a complete meal for your family. 10 pi
can trace back to may 8th, 1945, when the guns fell silent across europe. britain, the victor, was exhausted by war. west germany, the vanquished, rose again, phoenix like, terminator like. and, in the 1960s, with the advent of cheap vacacion packages to sunny spain, thehe o sides met again. they met pool side. battle recommenced over the seemingly innocuous lounge chair. >> the germans were getting up very early in the morning, 6:00 sometimes, prebreakfast, laying down their towels, reserving territory. >> reporter: now, 40 years later, look closely. they aren't all germans claiming territory. trust me, i can spot them from a distance. there are brits there, too. these days, brits returning from a night of drinking, dancing and ill considered coupling, will reserve their morning lounge chairs before they even stumble into bed. there's talk of brits sneering german towels with honey to attract insects. a brit sued his travel agent because his hotel was full of germans. he won $1,000 compensation. >> we've become more german than the german. >> reporter: but now, for the brits,
-hacking scananl that is rocking britain. it's already forced the tabloid "news of the world" to close. it's now threatening a $12 billion deal to take over a british satellite broadcast company. jeffrey kofman has the latest now from london. >> reporter: rupert murdoch rushed to london to rescue the $33 billion media empire he has spent his life building. as he arrived he was reading the last issue of "the news of the worlrl" the paper that began his overseas expansion 42 years ago. the best-selling tabloid was on the newsstands here for the last time. >> if you've done wrong you face the consequences. >> reporter: the paper brought down by criminal excesses of its reporters in search of sensational stories. in the eyes of many it was brought down by management that still refuses to acknowledge its own role. that is rebecca brooks. who dined with murdoch. she was editor while many of the crimes were committed. 270 people lost their jobs this weekend. she stayed. but murdoch may lose a huge business deal. his plan to take 100% control of britain's b sky b satellite network. this
released from custody after her arrest. one of britain's top cops also resigned. abc's jeffrey kofman reports from london. >> reporter: the scandal that shuttered one of britain's oldest newspapers is nothing less than an earthquake. shaking this country to the core. the casualties just keep mounting. the latest? the head of scotland yard. sir paul stevenson resigned. he insisted he had no involvement in his force's failure to investigate widespread alleged criminal acts by murdoch's journalists. nor the alleged bribery of police officers by reporters. >> i had no knowledge of the extent of this disgraceful practice. or indeed to the extent of it. and the repugnant nature of the selection of victims that is now emerging. >> reporter: and there is more. rebekah brooks, just days ago she was at the apex of power running rupert murdoch's british operations. it is said he considered her his other daughter. on friday, she resigned from the company. she was arrested. the tenth arrest since this scandal erupted two weeks ago. brooks was editor of "the news of the world" from 2000 to 2003, wh
diaz at at wards show september 15th. >> and up next, sand in britain. why authorities say julia roberts looks too good in this ad. >> and midway rise aren't the only things making hartsz pound at the state fair. we'll run through the artery-clogging elements. >> and a mountain lion moved in too close for one homeowner. what ended up scaring him away. [ female announcer ] what's so great about jcp cash? no exclusions! with jcp cash, earn ten dollars off when you spend just twenty-five storewide. and unlike other stores, we don't make you come back to save. get ten dollars off with no exclusions! we make style affordable, you make it yours! jcpenney. >>> britain banned a makeup ad featuring julia roberts because it's heavily air brushed. take a look. here is what the ad looks like. and here is an unretouched photo. experts say it appears the ad enhanced her makeup, eye lashes, smoothed out skin and removed black lines and crow's feet. she looks great in both. officials ruled it amounts to false advertising. >> retouching wasn't just style liftic, but trying to pretend the product
. and what a crazy scene in great britain. >> oh, my goodness. >> oldest newspaper in the country closed. the former editor, just moments ago arrested. this guy was an aide to the british prime minister and had to address this. other arrests coming for people in the media empire of rupert murdoch, the owner of fox news. >> and this is all because there are allegations the newspapepe was hacking into cell phones and e-mail accounts of people. and not just celebrities and famous people but victims of murder. >> war widows from afghanistan and iraq. an incredible story. >> incredible to watch as it unfolds. >>> we're also going to have more of diane sawyer's amazing interview of jaycee dugard. what a remarkable and resilient young woman she is. and you're going to see more and hear from her. >> the strength and serenity she displays in that interview is just incredible. >>> also, more on casey anthony. we now learned her sentence e w extended by four more days. she's not going to get out until next sunday. we're going to have the latest on that. >>> and also, we'll have the latest on these
. >> unbelievable. >> i would be curious to see what country they would pick. >> everything but britain. >> unbelievable.. >>> unbelievable. although this is of course, independence day, fourth of july. we're desperate for one day of great weather. we turn to you, stephanie roberts, from our great tampa station, wfds, in today for sam. for the very latest. stephanie. >> good morning. no pressures, since you have to deliver a good fireworks forecast to the nation. all eyes focused on our nation's capital for this independence day. yesterday, some very rough weather r ving through the d.c. area. in fact, one fatality from a tree falling on a man riding his bike. you can see folks evacuating the mall as those strong storms whipped up last evening. flooding rains. five injured by lightning in the gettysburg area. the threat of a scattered shower but nothing that should be a complete washout. so, we'll look forward to that. d.c., up to 90. cloud cover in new york. 88 degrees. moving to the west. 82 in detroit. plenty of places baking in the sun this july 4th. bubble of heat up to the 90s all
: this scandal is nothing less than an earthquake, sending tremors to the highest levels of power in britain. the people of this country shocked to learn that for the last 30 years, murdoch and his executives have been dictating policy to the politicians and the police. the murdochs certainly had the ear of britain's prime minister. in 15 months, david cameron has had 26 meetings with murdoch executives. more than twice the number of meetings he's had with any other news organization. how powerful was rupert murdoch here in britain? >> immensely powerful. the view of every prime minister for r e last 30 years is that no one can get elected without the blessing of the patriarch. >> reporter: it is now not clear that either murdoch can survive this crisis. news corporation shares have tumbled. if the company faces criminal charges, it could be forced to unload some of its most lucrative holdings in the u.s. including fox tv.ç this really is a dynasty on the brink. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >> what a drama. and kind of an ironic twist. some of the paper's websites w
of britain's consul general. the duchess of cambridge wearing a maja green silk dress s diane von furstenberg, american designer, joined her husband, the prince, to talk with celebrities including english soccer star david beckham. later today, the royals will head for a little polo. fans paying between $400 and $4,000 for a seat at the charity tournament then off to downtown l.a. to pay tribute to british film and a chance to rub elbows with hollywood stars, tom hanks and nicole kidman among the guests. >> suddenly this young couple comes into town and has sort of stolen the limelight. >> reporter: tonight at this historic theater, the royal couple will join with the british academy of film and television arts to recognize future british stars. >> it's going to be a fabulous event to introduce 42 brits who we think are going to be names that you're going to be hearing a lot more of. >> this is originally -- >> reporter: names like gareth edwards, first time feature director of the brtiish cult hit "monsters." he hopesesrince william could star in his next suit. >> i'll be scannin
of cancer. britain's foreign secretary says that medical advice was pretty much worthless. >>> another international incident on our own soil. turns out the u.s. was recently invaded by mexican soldiers. more than 30 members of the mexican army crossed the border in humvees and started crossing a bridge over the rio grandee river and couldn't turn around without entering the u.s. processed by authorities and sent home. harm done. >> now, a look at the morning's weather from around the country. some isolated tornadoes. 80-mile-an-hour winds and hail from rapid city and omaha to des moines, chicago and detroit. heavy monsoon storms in the desert southwest in albuquerque to denver and scattered showers and storms around houston, new orleans, memphis an atlanta. >> 90 from miami to baltimore and 84 here in new york. dallas heats up to 100 degrees. 96 in kansas city. 88 in minneapolis. a mild 73 in seattle. 87 in salt lake city. 106 in phoenix. >>> and coming up after the break, telltail sign of the times. even the tooth fairy is feeling the crunch. >> "jeopardy's" alex trebek prepping for
ago may have had their phones hacked by a britain tabloid. the latest escalation in a growing scandal over phone hackings by "news of the world." >> the london police confirmed some of its may have gotttt cash from the paper in exchange for confidential information. >>> three former pta moms from los angeles have been arrested after duping fellowarents into investing $14 million in a phony business. the alleged ponzi scheme lasted more than two years during which that time they spent a aut 3 million -- the three spent millions on vacation, cars and also gambling trips before an irate investor alerted authorities. the women are now being held on multiple felony charges. >>> attorneys name more than a dozen hihi-profile witnesses to be called in the perjury trial of roger clememe beginning later today. he is accused of lying to congress about taking performance-enhancing drugs. >>> staying with sports this morning, here's don bell at espn news with last night's highlights. >>> hey there, i'm don bell with your espn news update. one of the best players in the game returns to the st. loui
of britain's oldest papers is shutting down. >>> the historic shuttle program set to end today. "atlantis" by the numbers. >>> good friday rning. people in grand rapids, michigan, are trying to make sense of a tragedy this morning. a gunman is accused of seven people including his own children. >> it ended when the suspect killed himself. john hendren has more details. >> reporter: good morning. after several shootings police had hope the standoff without another death. the gunman went from talking surrender to asking police to shoot him. in the end he shot himself. the deadly shooting rampage, a police standoff and a high speed chase put a city on edge. seven people were shot and killed. then the suspect got himself in the middle of a tragic drama in grand rapids. >> our negotiators were talking to him, trying to give him instructions as to how he could go about turning himself in and surrender. but we heard a gunshot and turned out to be self-inflicted. >> reporter: roderick shonte dantzler led police on a high-speed chase. four were fnd dead in one home. three were killed in another ho
throughout the bay area. >> and britain's royal couple, will and kate making their north american debut as newlyweds. >>> a high school student from india has vanished while visiting california with a tour group. he is 15 years old, speaks limited english and now missing for a week. johnathon bloom is in the newsroom with the story. >> police say there is no sign of him yet and they're running out of ideas. the group is now here in san francisco ai. week ago, in l.a. where he was last seen. police went public with this case for the first time, and faced criticism for not telling the media sooner. >> why wait a week? >> the investigation was ongoing and we're following through and the leads haven't panned out to be leads leading to us locating him. >> did you want to keep this quiet? >> no. >> police say they've guided -- . >> decided to tell the public after the investigation hit a dead end. they're hoping someone has seen or heard from the 15-year-old, last spotted june 23, taking pictures outside of the los angeles hotel. the tour group is now in san francisco. police are interviewing
flat from this town. they've heard my friends, to western britain, still in france. check out the tractors and atvs creating the giant bicycle that. is maigz or what? tour leader four and there is a is turning it into a sprint for the finish for first teammate. and joey chestnut won on coney island today. the 27-year-old downing 62 dogs in 10 minutes. and six off the record of 68 that. is 20,000 calories but worth 10 grand. he pulled away winning by nine dogs. and that is a wrap. >> we're out of time, everyone. >> good night for now. [ man ] did we get anything good? sweetie i think you need a little extra fiber in your diet. fiber makes me sad. oh common. i dare you to taste one hint of ber in fiber one. oh, i'd be able to tell. why don't i just eat this bag? and how can you talk to me about fiber you enjoy that. i am. [ male announcer ] fiber beyond recognition. ber one. captioned by closed captioning services, inc. this is "jeopardy!" let's meet today's kids week contestants-- watch out, diane sawyer. this future news anchor is rdy for her assignment. from washington, d.c.-
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isn't going to buy britain's sky tv network. lawmakers of allmajorbritain's r parties demanded he withdraw the bid as anger increases over employees of his newspapers hacked into voice mailboxes of the royal, even a a dnapped girl. there is a report the paper tried to hack into the voice mail of 9/11 victims in this country. members of congress are calling for investigation. >>> well, sometimes if you want a job done right, you just have to get in there and do it yourself, and that may be why oprah winfrey has named herself chief executive and also chief creative officer of her cable network now that her own tv show has ended. ratings of the oprah winfrey network or own, have so far been pretty lackluster. >>> the final harry potter doesn't open till midnight but has already sold $32 million in tickets. could mean one of the biggest openings ever. "deathly hallows: part 2" will be costs more for tickets. >> they're giving away special harry potter 3-d glasses. >>> next on this thursday, the surge of pride for the women of the u.s. world cup team. now just one win away from another
in los angeles for britain's royal couple. they plan to attend an arts event on skid row and a job fair even hollywood's biggest stars can't take the spotlighted away from will and kate. >> hollywood's "a" list hit the red carpet so to celebrate up and coming british movie makers. but the dazzling duo are not movie stars, it's the honeymoon newlyweds, duke and duchess of came break. >> her dress is beyond amazing. >> this is a welcome to a couple that exceeds the level of celebrity. >> kate wowed the crowd designed by sara burton creator of kate iconic wedding dress. the queen even lent her earrings. >> as president of the british academy of film and television arts, william was there to honor the most promising british talent. >> i believe great things will result. now as they say, lights, camera action. [ laughter ] >> earlier in the day, will and kate touched down in the posh polo club to raise money for charity. >> and disadvantaged in society, we want to give them hope and confidence in their lives. >> in a sea of splendidly dressed guests. kate stood out again. future king of engl
. >>> meantime, to the political fire storm playing out overseas tonight. britain's prime minister today, the latest to take a very public lashing as the scandal that's rocked billionaire rupert murdoch widens. prime minister cameron had hired one of murdoch's top editors and made him a close aide. well, today, lawmakers sounded off about it and loudly. abc's jeffrey kofman is in london. >> reporter: the british, they are so polite. except when it comes to politics. >> the reply that he sent -- >> reporter: that's david cameron, the british prime minister. >> you know -- >> reporter: today, facing 138 withering questions from the opposition. >> he just doesn't get it. >> reporter: no american president gets subjected to a verbal pounding like this. >> he should apologize for the catastrophic error of judgment he made. >> reporter: the issue? is cameron too close to rupert murdoch and his now tainted company? >> it shows my staff behaved entirely properly. >> reporter: they call this a debate. >> order! >> reporter: but to the speaker of the house, it is, well, childish. >> calm themselve
.i.t.and camebridge in britain. ucla taking the 11th spot. based on quality of education and faculty, including numbers of alumni and staff winning nobel prize. >> nasa's final space shuttle launch is running into problems. there is a live picture now from cape canaveral. you can see it's raining. that is threatening to delay the launch. a lightning strike caused brief concern. apparently the water tower about 500 feet from the pad and engineers say the space ship is okay. and there is only a 30% chance of favorable weather so it's iffy. nasa has until sunday to get atlantis into orbit. otherwise it will have to wait until next weekend. >> the debt crisis showdown in washington, d.c.. the key players getting together, and are they any closer to a deal? >> also, it's sentencing day for casey anthony. when she'll get out of jail and a juror explain yz they cannot convict her. plus... >> you just do what you have to do. to survive. >> held against her will nearly two decades, jaycee dugard talks about her >>> good evening in, washington tonight a deal to raise the nation's debt limit may be near.
's launching an investigation in this case. >> one day after britain's top cop resigned in the murdock newspaper phone hacking scandal a top deputy followed his former boss out of the door. ands was under fire for failing to have eefdz i have no knowledge of the extent of the situation. or the extent of it. >> rebecca brooks was arrested, and now all eyes are on james murdock and not so heir apparent, admits to paying $1 million to a soccer star whose phone was illegally hacked. >> there was a particular settlement i authorized and said was made with information that was incomplete. i acted on advice of lawyers within complete investigation. that is a matter of real regret for me. and this could have repercussions in the ugs us, home to more than half of the $33 billion murdock media empire, including fox tv and fox news. >> there is a clause in the regulations for tv stations is that you have to be certified to be of good character. >> tuesday, rupert murdock, james murdock and rebecca brooks will appear before a committee of the british house of commons to answer questions. this is t
and california, it's time for the duke and duchess of cambridge to get down to business. they'll be britain's business ambassadors. making trips to promote british firms. they did some of that during their visit to los angeles. they'll continue this more now. it's reported that another trip is already in the works. >>> and harry potter keeps working its magic. it's on course to become a billion-dollar hit. after taking nearly half worldwide that weekend. here in the u.s., the final harry potter film took in $169 million domestically. the best opening weekend ever. in second, was another sequel, "transformers" with 21 million and "horrible bosses" was third, with $13 million. i want to see horrible bosses. i have no stories that relate. i love my bosses. >> we'll tape for that later. >>> after 1,000 days in jail, what is casey anthony's next move? will she tell all for million dollars. >>> plus a news anchor nightmare. you'll see what happened when the wrong guest was put on live tv. mine was earned over the south pacific in 1943. vietnam, 1967. i got mine in iraq, 2003. u.s.a.a. auto insura
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